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Reading and writing. It's what we do.

English prepares graduates to be literate, perceptive, and competent readers and writers who are informed about their literary heritage and who are responsive to our culture and its needs. Accordingly, the department emphasizes training and practice in reading, analyzing, synthesizing, and writing.

English at UD

Our program recognizes the diversity of English majors by making few rigid course requirements and by having students meet with their advisers to plan individual programs of study. English majors usually figure prominently on the staffs of campus publications, especially the student newspaper, The Flyer News and the student literary magazine, Orpheus.

Students majoring in English, and Education students with English as a teaching field, are encouraged to participate in the University of Dayton English Association, a student organization sponsored by the department. Membership in the national English honorary, Sigma Tau Delta, is also open to qualified juniors and seniors.